BOOKS



THE FIVE ANCESTORS: OUT OF THE ASHES


It is 350 years after the events of The Five Ancestors. Phoenix Collins lives in Indiana with his grandfather who is teaching him kung fu. But Phoenix's real love is mountain bike racing. When unsettling events reveal that his grandfather is not only one of the legendary five Cangzhen monks, but also almost 400 years old, Phoenix must race the clock if he is going to keep his beloved ancestor alive. Traveling to China, he meets an intriguing young woman who is a talented biker and a terrific mechanic. She offers to help him, but can she be trusted?

USA AND CANADA

Published by Random House

PHOENIX by Jeff Stone LION by Jeff Stone



THE FIVE ANCESTORS


The Five Ancestors marks Jeff Stone's fiction debut. The series is as complex as it is entertaining. Each novel follows the same story line, but is told from a different main character's point of view. While there are five "ancestors," there are seven books in the series. Why? Jeff believes it is important to let the "villains" tell their side of the story, too.

THE LEGEND... When China's Cangzhen Temple is destroyed 350 years ago, only five young warrior monks survive. Each is named after a different animal—Tiger, Monkey, Snake, Crane, Dragon—for each is the youngest-ever master of that animal's kung fu fighting style.

The five young monks separate and begin teaching not only their formidable martial arts skills, but also their peaceful philosophy of life. It is said that today's martial arts come from the teachings of these five young warrior monks, who must uncover the secrets of their own pasts if they are to become... The Five Ancestors.


USA AND CANADA

Published by Random House

Jeff Stone Five Ancestors USA

Also available in English AUDIO by Listening Library/Random House Audio. Read by Kiki Barrera.



UNITED KINGDOM AND AUSTRALIA

Published by Hodder Children's Books

Jeff Stone Five Ancestors UK New
Note: MANTIS in the UK is the same book as MONKEY in the USA. Only the titles are different.

Sample of the "old" UK covers.
Jeff Stone Five Ancestors UK Old



GERMANY

Published by Loewe Verlag

Jeff Stone Five Ancestors Germany New

Sample of the "old" Germany covers.
Jeff Stone Five Ancestors Germany Old

Book One also available in German AUDIO by Delta Music Gmbh. Read by Sascha Schiffbauer.



FRANCE

Published by Gallimard

Jeff Stone Five Ancestors France



SPAIN, MEXICO, AND SOUTH AMERICA

Published by Ediciones B

Jeff Stone Five Ancestors Spain Mexico South America



JAPAN

Published by Random House Kodansha

Jeff Stone Five Ancestors Japan




VIETNAM

Published by Phuong Nam Book Company

Jeff Stone Five Ancestors Vietnam



CZECH REPUBLIC

Published by Fragment

Jeff Stone Five Ancestors Czech Republic



SLOVAKIA

Published by Fragment

Jeff Stone Five Ancestors Slovakia



HUNGARY

Published by Egmont Hungary

Jeff Stone Five Ancestors Hungary



DENMARK

Published by Borgens Forlag

Jeff Stone Five Ancestors Denmark



BRAZIL AND PORTUGAL

Published by Pavio/Editora Rocco

Jeff Stone Five Ancestors Brazil and Portugal



SWEDEN

Published by Egmont Damm


INDONESIA

Published by Mizan Publishing